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Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens. Learn your rights, the realities of the immigration process, and receive support from experienced lawyers and staff.


Legal Assistance

Qualified immigration lawyers provide one-on-one legal assistance for issues related to naturalization.

Immigration Case Management

Drop-in or make an appointment at the Long Island City Adult Learning Center for case management related to naturalization and other services for new immigrants.


NYCitizenship provides free legal help with citizenship applications and free financial counseling by appointment only. To make an appointment call 311 and say "citizenship appointment" or call the NYCitizenship Hotline at 212-514-4277.

Citizenship Assistance by the Catholic Migration Services

Providing naturalization assistance to qualified immigrants. This includes help with the application and/or any legal assistance.

Immigrant Justice Corps

Legal services or aid for any issues including naturalization, temporary protected status, family-based petitions, U-visas, deportation issues, asylum or refugee applications and more.

Citizenship Classes and Workshops

Formal 12-week citizenship prep classes are offered as well as workshops that combine English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and test prep for the US citizenship test, along with an overview of legal issues related to becoming a citizen.